Acacia terminalis

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Sunshine wattle
Acacia terminalis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. terminalis
Binomial name
Acacia terminalis
(Salisb.) J.F. Macbr.

Acacia terminalis (sunshine wattle) is a shrub or small tree to 6 m in height. It's an Australian native whose range extends through New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Four subspecies have been recognised, although there are additional hybrids, especially around Sydney:

  • A. terminalis subsp. angustifolia
  • A. terminalis subsp. aurea
  • A. terminalis subsp. longiaxialis
  • A. terminalis subsp. terminalis: listed as an Endangered Species. It is rare and confined to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney,between Cronulla and Manly.
Acacia Terminalis flower.jpg


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